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# This document defines all the verses to be used in the Bible
# memorisation schemes.  For the most part it should be self
# explanatory, with the following notes:
#
# - The format is YAML.  This is very easy to use, just by following the
#   existing examples it should be easy to get right, but be aware
#   that all the punctuation (colons, dashes etc) is significant.
#
# - Abbreviations can be used in Bible references.  They will be
#   normalised before being published.  Be careful of Philippians --
#   'Phil' means 'Philemon'.
#
# - The entries under 'categories' should have corresponding entries in
#   the topics file
#
# - The 'texts' attribute is optional.  If the 'ESV' text is not
#   provided, it will be looked up and added automatically. However,
#   if you want to use a partial verse reference (e.g. "2 Samuel
#   7:11b-14a"), you should include it, as the lookup process cannot
#   cope with that
#
# - The 'level' attribute is used to define level of importance.  When
#   making schemes, this is treated as an integer.  However, you can
#   use fractional values (e.g. 1.1, 1.2 etc) which are interpreted as
#   decimals for the purpose of sorting.
#
# - Where the level of two texts is the same, the order of texts in
#   this file will be maintained, so the order of texts does influence
#   the order of the schemes that are produced.  More important or
#   foundational texts should be placed earlier.
#
# - To enter texts which need line breaks (e.g. things like poetry),
#   see the example for Jeremiah 17:9.
#
# - For personal use, I have included some verses in other languages,
#   including Hebrew and Greek. For this reason, this file is encoded
#   as UTF-8.  When saving changes, please an editor that will handle
#   this correctly.
---
bible: John 3:16
categories:
  Gospel:
    level: 1
    comment: Probably the most famous verse in the Bible, and one of the best summaries of God's saving plan.
  Love:
    level: 1.1
    comment: The level of God's love for us
  Eternal life:
    level: 1
    comment: Eternal life is promised to all who believe
  The Father's work:
    level: 1.1
    comment: The Father gives and sends the Son to the work of the cross
---
bible: 2 Tim 3:16-17
categories:
  Scripture:
    level: 1
    comment: Scripture is from God and supremely useful.
texts:
  ESV:
    All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction,
    and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
---
bible: 1 Cor 15:3-6
categories:
  Christ's Death:
    level: 1
    comment: Christ's death -- its historicity and importance to the gospel
  Christ's Resurrection:
    level: 1
    comment: Plain statement of Christ's historical resurrection, with evidence
---
bible: Romans 5:1
categories:
  Peace:
    level: 1
    comment: The basis of peace is our status before God -- we cannot experience peace until we understand and believe justification by faith alone.
texts:
  NKJV: Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
---
bible: "Philippians 4:4-8"
categories:
  Joy:
    level: 1
    comment: We are commanded to rejoice -- it is not an option.
  Worry and fear:
    level: 1
    comment: One of the greatest promises in the Bible to help with worrying.
  Peace:
    level: 1.1
    comment: A peace that surpasses all understanding is possible for every believer.
texts:
  ESV: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
---

bible: "Jeremiah 17:9"
categories:
  Sin:
    level: 1
    comment: The depth of depravity in the human heart
texts:
  ESV: |
    The heart is deceitful above all things,
    and desperately sick;
    who can understand it?
---
bible: 1 Cor 10:31
categories:
  Christian living:
    level: 1
    comment: All of life for God's glory
texts:
  ESV: So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
---
bible: Romans 12:1
categories:
  Christian living:
    level: 1
    comment: We are to be living sacrifices in response to God's love to us.
texts:
  NKJV: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
---
bible: "1Peter 5:6-11"
categories:
  Humility:
    level: 1
  Spiritual warfare:
    level: 1
    comment: We have a fearsome adversary
  Suffering:
    level: 2
    comment: God will thoroughly fix us up after we have suffered.
texts:
  ESV: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that
    at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on
    him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your
    adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone
    to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds
    of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the
    world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all
    grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself
    restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion
    forever and ever. Amen.
---
bible: Psalm 121
categories:
  Providence:
    level: 1
    comment: Amazing psalm about God's protection of his people.
texts:
  BHS: |
    אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִֽי׃
    עֶזְרִי מֵעִם יְהוָה עֹשֵׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָֽרֶץ׃
    אַל־יִתֵּן לַמֹּוט רַגְלֶךָ אַל־יָנוּם שֹֽׁמְרֶֽךָ׃
    הִנֵּה לֹֽא־יָנוּם וְלֹא יִישָׁן שֹׁומֵר יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
    יְהוָה שֹׁמְרֶךָ יְהוָה צִלְּכָ עַל־יַד יְמִינֶֽךָ׃
    יֹומָם הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ לֹֽא־יַכֶּכָּה וְיָרֵחַ בַּלָּֽיְלָה׃
    יְֽהוָה יִשְׁמָרְכָ מִכָּל־רָע יִשְׁמֹר אֶת־נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃
    יְֽהוָה יִשְׁמָר־צֵאתְכָ וּבֹואֶךָ מֵֽעַתָּה וְעַד־עֹולָֽם׃
---
bible: "John 1:1-5"
categories:
  Christ's nature:
    level: 1
    comment: The eternal nature of Christ, and his equality with God
  The Trinity:
    level: 1
    comment: Christ is God (fully divine), and yet 'with' God -- not the same as God the Father.
texts:
  WHNU: εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος. ουτος ην εν αρχη προς τον θεον. παντα δι αυτου εγενετο και χωρις αυτου εγενετο ουδε εν ο γεγονεν. εν αυτω ζωη ην και η ζωη ην το φως των ανθρωπων. και το φως εν τη σκοτια φαινει και η σκοτια αυτο ου κατελαβεν
---
bible: "Matthew 28:18-20"
categories:
  Mission:
    level: 1
    comment: The Great Commission
  The Trinity:
    level: 1
    comment: the one name of the Father, Son and Spirit
texts:
  ESV: And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
---
bible: "Ge 3:15"
categories:
  Prophecy:
    level: 1
    comment: The first prophetic word
  Gospel:
    level: 1
    comment: The 'protoevangelion' -- first statement of the gospel
  Bible overview:
    level: 1.02
    comment: The 'protoevangelion' -- first statement of the gospel, and promise of Christ
texts:
  ESV: |
    I will put enmity between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and her offspring;
    he shall bruise your head,
    and you shall bruise his heel.
---
bible: "Prov 18:22"
categories:
  Marriage:
    level: 1
    comment: Marriage is good!
texts:
  BHS:
      מָצָא אִשָּׁה מָצָא טֹוב וַיָּפֶק רָצֹון מֵיְהוָֽה׃
---
bible: "Prov 25:28"
categories:
  Self-control:
    level: 1
    comment: What lack of self-control brings.
texts:
  ESV: A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls
---
bible: John 3:3
categories:
  New life:
    level: 1
    comment: The absolute necessity of being born again.
texts:
  ESV: Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again  he cannot see the kingdom of God.
---
bible: John 3:8
categories:
  The Spirit's work:
    level: 1
    comment:  The Spirit is the one who brings new life
texts:
  ESV:
   The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.
   So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
---
bible: Romans 3:10
categories:
  Sin:
    level: 1
    comment: Universality of sin
texts:
  NKJV: There is none righteous, no not one.
---
bible: Romans 5:12
categories:
  Death:
    level: 1
    comment: The origin and universality of death.
texts:
  NKJV: Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned-
---
bible: Romans 6:23
categories:
  Death:
    level: 1
    comment: The connection between sin and death
texts:
  NKJV: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
---
bible: Gen 3:17-19
categories:
  The Curse:
    level: 1
    comment: God's curse on Adam for his sin
texts:
  ESV: |
    And to Adam he said,
    Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
    and have eaten of the tree
    of which I commanded you,
    You shall not eat of it,
    cursed is the ground because of you;
    in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
    thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
    and you shall eat the plants of the field.
    By the sweat of your face
    you shall eat bread,
    till you return to the ground,
    for out of it you were taken;
    for you are dust,
    and to dust you shall return.
---
bible: 1 Cor 15:22
categories:
  Federal headship:
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
---
bible: "Isa 55:1"
categories:
  Grace:
    level: 2
    comment: The freeness of the gospel and God's generous invitation
texts:
  ESV:
    Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
---
bible: "Rev 21:4"
categories:
  Suffering:
    level: 1
    comment: A great text to help through the pain of this world.
  The New Creation:
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore,  for the former things have passed away.
---
bible: "IJn 4:7"
categories:
  Love:
    level: 2
texts:
  ESV:
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
---
bible: "Lu 19:10"
categories:
  Gospel:
    level: 2
    comment: Nice summary of Jesus's mission
texts:
  ESV: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
---
bible: "2Sam 7:18"
categories:
  Covenant:
    level: 2
    comment: David's response to God's promises to him.
texts:
  ESV:
    Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, Who am
    I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus
    far?
---
bible: Isaiah 6:3
categories:
  Attributes and character of God:
    level: 1
    comment: God's holiness
texts:
  ESV: |
    Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
    the whole earth is full of his glory!
---
bible: "Lamentations 3:31-33"
categories:
  Attributes and character of God:
    level: 1.1
    comment: God is gracious, and causing suffering is never what he delights in.
  Lamentations:
    level: 1
    comment:
      This is the central verse of the central section of
      Lamentations, making it extremely important, and key to
      understanding God's purpose in all the judgement in Lamentations
      and Jeremiah.
texts:
  ESV:
    For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause
    grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his
    steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the
    children of men.
---
bible: Jeremiah 2:12-13
categories:
  Sin:
    level: 1
    comment: Sin is forsaking God and seeking other pleasures.
texts:
  ESV: |
    Be appalled, O heavens, at this;
    be shocked, be utterly desolate,
    declares the LORD,
    for my people have committed two evils:
    they have forsaken me,
    the fountain of living waters,
    and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
    broken cisterns that can hold no water.
---
bible: "Titus 2:11-14"
categories:
  Gospel:
    level: 1
    comment: Great overview of the gospel and salvation
texts:
  ESV: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
    training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live
    self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting
    for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and
    Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all
    lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession
    who are zealous for good works.
---
bible: "Ps 103:8"
categories:
  Attributes and character of God:
    level: 1
    comment: Slow to anger, abounding in love
texts:
  BHS:
    רַחוּם וְחַנּוּן יְהוָה אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם וְרַב־חָֽסֶד׃
---
bible: "John 15:5"
categories:
  Union with Christ:
    level: 1
    comment: Where our power to bear fruit comes from.
texts:
  ESV: I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
---
bible: Ac 20:24
categories:
  Service and ministry:
    level: 2
texts:
  ESV: But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only
    I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to
    testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
---
bible: Pr 3:5,6
categories:
  Guidance:
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: |
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.
---
bible: Ps 147:11
categories:
  Trust:
    level: 2
texts:
  ESV: |
    but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who hope in his steadfast love.
---
bible: 1Co 2:9
categories:
  The New Creation:
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: But, as it is written, What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of
    man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him
---
bible: Gal 5:22,23
categories:
  Fruits of the Spirit:
    comment: One of the longest lists of characteristics the Spirit produces in Christians.  See also Col 3:12
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
    faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
---
bible: Mark 10:45
categories:
  Gospel:
    comment: Christ describes the purpose of his own life and how he will rescue his people.
    level: 1
  Service and ministry:
    comment: Our service of each other is to be modelled on Christ's.
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his
    life as a ransom for many.
---
bible: Is 9:6,7
categories:
  Christ's nature:
    level: 1
    comment: Clear statement of Christ's divinity and humanity
  Prophecy:
    level: 2
  The Kingdom of God:
    level: 1
    comment: The heir of David's throne promised
texts:
  ESV: |
    For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
    and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
    Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Of the increase of his government and of peace
    there will be no end,
    on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
    with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
    The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
---
bible: Ge 12:2-3
categories:
  Bible overview:
    comment: In the next great step in God's unfolding salvation, Abraham and his
      descendants are focus.
    level: 1.03
  Covenant:
    comment: God's first announcement of his covenant of blessing with Abraham
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name
    great, so that you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and
    him who dishonours you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall
    be blessed.
---
bible: Ps 67:4-5
categories:
  Mission:
    comment: One of the great OT text that looks for all the nations to rejoice in
      God
    level: 1
  Worship:
    level: 2
    comment: A call for all nations to worship God.
texts:
  ESV: |
    Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
    Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!
---
bible: Eph 2:8-10
categories:
  Faith:
    level: 1
    comment: Faith as the instrument of salvation
  Gospel:
    comment: Summary of how we are saved
    level: 1
  Grace:
    level: 1
    comment: Salvation is God's gift.
  Works:
    comment: Clearest statement of the relationship between grace, faith and works.
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;
    it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we
    are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
    beforehand, that we should walk in them.
  WHNU: τη γαρ χαριτι εστε σεσωσμενοι δια πιστεως· και τουτο ουκ εξ υμων, θεου το
    δωρον· ουκ εξ εργων ινα μη τις καυχησηται. αυτου γαρ εσμεν ποιημα κτισθεντες εν
    χριστω ιησου επι εργοις αγαθοις οις προητοιμασεν ο θεος ινα εν αυτοις περιπατησωμεν
---
bible: 2Co 9:6-8
categories:
  Giving:
    level: 1
    comment: 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 are two of the most important chapters on giving in the New Testament, and these verses are a summary towards the end.
texts:
  ESV: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency  in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
---
bible: "1 Peter 2:24"
categories:
  Atonement:
    level: 1
    comment: Atonement and its link to sanctification.
texts:
  ESV: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
---
bible: "Ps 73:25-26"
categories:
  Joy:
    level: 1
    comment: God himself is to be our great joy and delight.
texts:
  ESV: |
    Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
---
bible: Galatians 5:13
categories:
  Freedom:
    level: 1
    comment: Freedom must not result in sinfulness or selfishness
texts:
  ESV: For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
---
bible: "Jeremiah 1:5"
categories:
  Jeremiah:
    level: 1
    comment: Jeremiah's calling
---
bible: "Jeremiah 1:9-10"
categories:
  Jeremiah:
    level: 1
    comment: Summary of Jeremiah's ministry
---
bible: "Jeremiah 20:7"
categories:
  Jeremiah:
    level: 1
    comment: Jeremiah's complaint and cursing of his birth
---
bible: "Jeremiah 23:5-6"
categories:
  Jeremiah:
    level: 1
    comment: Prophecy concerning the Righteous Branch
---
bible: "Jeremiah 31:31-34"
categories:
  Jeremiah:
    level: 1
    comment: The New Covenant promised
  Covenant:
    level: 1
    comment: The New Covenant promised
---
bible: "2 Corinthians 8:1-3"
categories:
  Giving:
    level: 2
    comment: The start of one of the most important passages in the NT on giving, highlighting the privilege and standard of Christian giving.
texts:
  ESV: We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will, begging us earnestly for the favour of taking part in the relief of the saints
---
bible: "Genesis 1:1"
categories:
  Creation:
    level: 1
  Bible overview:
    level: 1.0
    comment: The start of the story
texts:
  ESV: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
---
bible: "Genesis 1:27"
categories:
  Creation:
    level: 1
    comment: The creation of man
  Mankind:
    level: 1
    comment: The fundamental nature of man described
  Bible overview:
    level: 1.01
    comment: The climax of creation
texts:
  ESV: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
---
bible: "2 Samuel 7:11b-14a"
categories:
  Bible overview:
    level: 1.05
    comment: God establishes his covenant with David, and we see hints of Messiah, who will be God's son par excellence.
  Covenant:
    level: 1
    comment: A summary of God's covenant with David and his offspring.
texts:
  ESV: the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house.  When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.  I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son.
---
bible: "1 Peter 2:2"
categories:
  Scripture:
    level: 1
    comment: The desire we ought to have for scripture, and its effect on us.
texts:
  ESV: Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation
---
bible: Galatians 5:1
categories:
  Freedom:
    level: 2
    comment: We are saved in order to be free
texts:
  ESV: For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
---
bible: 1 Corinthians 6:12
categories:
  Freedom:
    level: 1
    comment: Freedom must be limited to those things that are helpful and will not enslave us.
texts:
  ESV: All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything.
---
bible: 1John 4:19
categories:
  Love:
    level: 1
    comment: The source of our love
texts:
  ESV: We love because he first loved us.
---
bible: 1 John 4:20
categories:
  Love:
    level: 1
    comment: Loving our brothers is evidence of loving God
texts:
  ESV: If anyone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot  love God whom he has not seen.
---
bible: "John 15:12,13"
categories:
  Love:
    level: 1
    comment: The level of love we are called to is Christ's own sacrificial love
texts:
  ESV: This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.
---
bible: "Ps 19:1-3"
categories:
  General revelation:
    level: 1
    comment: God's glory visible in creation
texts:
  ESV: |
    The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
    Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.
    There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.
---
bible: Matthew 6:9-13
categories:
  Prayer:
    level: 1
    comment: The Lord's prayer
texts:
  ESV: |
    Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come,
    your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
---
bible: 1 Thess 5:17
categories:
  Prayer:
    level: 1
    comment: The need to pray continually.
texts:
  ESV: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
---
bible: Jas 5:16b-17
categories:
  Prayer:
    level: 1
    comment: The effectiveness of prayer.
texts:
  ESV: The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
---
bible: 1Pet 4:7
categories:
  Prayer:
    level: 2
    comment: The need for seriousness in our prayers.
texts:
  ESV: The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers
---
bible: Heb 12:14
categories:
  Sanctification:
    level: 1
    comment: Without sanctification, there is no salvation.
texts:
  ESV: Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
---
bible: Col 3:16
categories:
  Scripture:
    level: 2
    comment: The need to dwell on scripture and tell it to others.
texts:
  ESV: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
---
bible: John 14:27
categories:
  Peace:
    level: 2
    comment: Our peace is Christ's own peace
texts:
  ESV: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
---
bible: "John 5:21-24"
categories:
  Christ's work:
    level: 1
    comment: Christ will judge all the earth.
  Judgement:
    level: 2
    comment: Judgement belongs to Christ.
  Eternal life:
    level: 2
    comment: We can be assured of and enjoy eternal life in the present.
texts:
  ESV: For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son
    gives life to whom he will. The Father judges no one, but has given
    all judgement to the Son, that all may honour the Son, just as they
    honour the Father. Whoever does not honour the Son does not honour the
    Father who sent him. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word
    and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into
    judgement, but has passed from death to life.
---
bible: John 16:33
categories:
  Peace:
    level: 1
    comment: We have peace in Christ in the midst of difficulties
  Suffering:
    level: 2
    comment: We must expect suffering in this world
texts:
  ESV: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
---
bible: Prov 21:1
categories:
  Providence:
    level: 1
    comment: God has power over the decisions of men's hearts
texts:
  ESV: |
    The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD;
    he turns it wherever he will.
---
bible: Prov 16:33
categories:
  Providence:
    level: 1
    comment: God has power over 'random' occurrences
texts:
  ESV: |
    The lot is cast into the lap,
    but its every decision is from the LORD.
---
bible: 1 John 3:4
categories:
  Sin:
    level: 1
    comment: Sin is lawlessness
texts:
  ESV: Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
---
bible: Eccles 7:29
categories:
  Mankind:
    level: 1
    comment: The original upright state of mankind.
texts:
  ESV: God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.
---
bible: Ps 119:18
categories:
  Scripture:
    level: 1
    comment: A great attitude and prayer to copy as we approach the Bible
texts:
  ESV: Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
---
bible: John 14:15
categories:
  Love:
    level: 1
    comment: What does it mean for us to love Jesus Christ?
  Law:
    level: 1
    comment: Obedience to God's commandments in the New Testament
texts:
  ESV: If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
---
bible: Psalm 119:30
categories:
  Christian living:
    level: 2
    comment: We choose to obey God
---
bible: Psalm 119:32
categories:
  Law:
    level: 1
    comment: The proper delight we should have in obeying God's commandments
---
bible: Philippians 4:11b-13
categories:
  God's power:
    level: 1
    comment: Strength in Christ
  Contentment:
    level: 1
texts:
  ESV:
    I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know
    how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every
    circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and
    hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who
    strengthens me.

---
bible: Mark 12:29-31
categories:
  Law:
    level: 1
    comment:  What is the most important commandment?
texts:
  ESV:
    "The most important is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."
---
bible: Ps 19:7-11
categories:
  Scripture:
    level: 1
    comment: How amazing God's word is!
---
bible: Phili 3:8-11
categories:
  Justification:
    level: 2
    comment: "A righteousness from God by faith"
  Suffering:
    level: 1
    comment: Sharing in Christ's suffering is our great ambition.
texts:
  ESV: Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
---
bible: Phili 3:13b-14
categories:
  Christian living:
    level: 1
    comment: We must be continually looking forward.
texts:
  ESV: |
    But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
---
bible: John 10:10
categories:
  New life:
    level: 2
    comment: New life is a rich, abundant life.
texts:
  ESV: I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
---
bible: Matt 24:12,13
categories:
  Perseverance:
    level: 1
    comment: Genuineness is shown by persevering to the end
---
bible: John 19:17-18
categories:
  Christ's Death:
    level: 1
    comment: Plain statement of Christ's crucifixion
---
bible: 1 Peter 3:18
categories:
  Atonement:
    level: 1
    comment: Christ suffered as our substitute
---
bible: John 16:7,8
categories:
  The Spirit's work:
    level: 1
    comment: The work of the Spirit in convicting people
  Christ's work:
    level: 1.1
    comment: Christ sends the Spirit as the risen Lord.
---
bible: Joel 2:28,29
categories:
  Covenant:
    level: 1.1
    comment: The Holy Spirit poured out in abundance is the particular sign of the New Covenant
---
bible: Mark 8:34,35
categories:
  Christian living:
    level: 1.1
    comment: Christian living is about following Christ in his pattern of self-denial
---
bible: Romans 8:16,17
categories:
  The Spirit's work:
    level: 1.1
    comment: The Spirit give believers an assurance of their adoption
  Suffering:
    level: 1.1
    comment: Suffering with Christ is the only way to share in Christ's glory
---
bible: Ezekiel 3:17-18
categories:
  Mission:
    level: 1.1
    comment: The awesome duty that we have to warn people of God's wrath
texts:
  ESV:
    Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of
    Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give
    them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, You shall surely
    die, and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked
    from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person
    shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your
    hand.
---
bible: Psalm 7:11
categories:
  Attributes and character of God:
    level: 1.1
    comment: God's holiness means anger towards sinners.
texts:
  ESV: God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day
---
bible: John 1:14
categories:
  Christ's Incarnation:
    level: 1
    comment: Jesus is the eternal Word in the flesh who displays God's glory
texts:
  ESV:
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his
    glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and
    truth.
---
bible: Luke 1:30-32
categories:
  Christ's Incarnation:
    level: 1
    comment: The supernatural, Spirit-empowered birth of God's Son announced to Mary
  The Kingdom of God:
    level: 1
    comment: The heir of David's throne arrives
texts:
  ESV:
    And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have
    found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb
    and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be
    great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord
    God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will
    reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there
    will be no end.  And Mary said to the angel, How will this be,
    since I am a virgin?  And the angel answered her, The Holy Spirit
    will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow
    you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of
    God.
---
bible: Mark 1:14,15
categories:
  Christ's Ministry:
    level: 1
    comment: A summary of Christ's preaching ministry
texts:
  ESV:
    Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming
    the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
    kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
---
bible: 2 Cor 12:9-10
categories:
  God's power:
    level: 1.1
    comment: God's power being made perfect in weakness
texts:
  ESV:
    But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is
    made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more
    gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon
    me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses,
    insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am
    weak, then I am strong.
---
bible: Psalm 90:1-2
categories:
  Attributes and character of God:
    level: 1
    comment: God is eternal and before all of creation
texts:
  ESV: |
    Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    in all generations.
    Before the mountains were brought forth,
    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
---
bible: Numbers 23:19
categories:
   Attributes and character of God:
     level: 1
     comment: God does not change his mind, but fulfils his promises
texts:
  ESV: |
    God is not man, that he should lie,
    or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
    Has he said, and will he not do it?
    Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it?
---
bible: James 4:17
categories:
  Sin:
    level: 1.1
    comment: Sins of omission are sins, and culpability is based on knowledge
texts:
  ESV: So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
---
bible: Mark 14:33-36
categories:
  Christ's Death:
    level: 1.1
    comment: Christ's prayer in Gethsemane, in great sorrow as he anticipated the cross
  Prayer:
    level: 1.1
    comment: Christ's prayer in Gethsemane, an amazing example of both submission and earnest pleading
texts:
  ESV:
    And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be
    greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, My soul is
    very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch. And going a
    little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were
    possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father,
    all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not
    what I will, but what you will.
---
bible: Proverbs 17:5
categories:
  Poverty:
    level: 1.1
    comment: God is the God of the poor, and takes insults against them personally
texts:
  ESV: |
    Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker;
    he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
---
bible: Hebrews 12:1-4
categories:
  Perseverance:
    level: 1
    comment: Exhortation to perseverance, with our great motivation: Jesus
---
bible: Matthew 5:11-12
categories:
  Suffering:
    level: 2
    comment: The blessedness of suffering persecution for Christ's sake